London-based Everledger has placed more than 1.6 million diamonds on a blockchain that includes dozens of attributes for each stone, including colour, carats, and certificate number (which can be inscribed by laser on the crown or girdle of the stone). The method has enabled diamond suppliers and intermediaries to replace a paper certification process with a blockchain ledger, using computer scanning tools to access a ‘digital vault’ which contains the provenance of any diamond.
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Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are looking at ways to manage population health and disaster response by putting data collection and analysis operations on a blockchain-based ledger to enhance data transparency and accuracy.
CDC and European Giant Tieto Take Blockchain into Healthcare
TechCrunch - Jonathan Shieber
The MediLedger Project is using blockchain technology to track and trace prescription medicines, in order to demonstrate the potential for preventing counterfeit medicines from entering the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Blockchain IoT Firm Chronicled Creates MediLedger Project to Safeguard Pharmaceuticals
International Business Times UK - Ian Allison